Rider of Rohan

So I don’t think I’ve ever really featured a post that’s just about my main hunter, so here goes:

He’s from Rohan and got the characteristic light blonde hair. I like to think of him as not just a hunter, but also as one of those archers included in the battle line-up. Historically speaking men who fought with bows and clubs and spears and stuff (who couldn’t afford swords and heavier armor) tended to be those of lower rank, so that has inspired this guy’s look. He’s a seasoned warrior, well-skilled despite never having received formal training, and definitely not of the wealth status necessary to be a full on knight. Of course here I am mixing together LOTR with plain old medieval history, but it’s my character so who really cares?

He wears nice enough clothes, but they’re definitely more worn and rugged. You’d be hard pressed to find him in full-on plate metal or bright colors – he simply can’t afford that. I like to think he hunts as a way to make money and trade for some of the more expensive leather pieces he wears as pauldrons and arm-guards.

Basically, I don’t have a full-on backstory for him, though I do have plenty of ideas about his motivations and circumstances.

Accompanying him is his trusty steed Nino, who I devotedly named after a palamino paint foal I met when I was younger. He’s swift, agile, and loyal, plus his coat matches the hair of his rider.

Together they roam the plains of West Rohan, still trying to find the last piece of the war steed armor set that drops from war bands there…one day…one day…

Shoulders: Ceremonial Pauldrons of the Mark (umber)
Chest: Jacket of the Watchtower (walnut brown)
Hands: Leather Gauntlets of the Leaping Stag (grey)
Feet: Reworked Boots (grey)
Back: Fancy Quiver (sienna)

Head: Head-Piece of the Northern Herald (rust)
Body: Harness of the Harbinger (rust)
Gear: Hunter’s Gear
Saddle: Hunter’s Saddle
Maine and tail: Blond
Coat: Tan Tobiano

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